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We have new items in our Gift Shop!

Click here to check out our latest arrival: Worcester Post Cards!

Learn About Our Self-guided Walking Tours

Click here to access information about our Around the Common Tour as well as our award-winning self-guided tour of Worcester's Canal District.



"Save the Best to Last"

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We thank all who made our June 4, 2016 Ichabod Ball - Wired in Worcester a success with a special thanks to our sponsors!



Washburn & Moen Sponsor


North Works Sponsors





Barbed Wire Sponsors



Media Sponsor

Crinoline Wire Sponsor

     Fontaine Brothers
    The Hanover Insurance Group Foundation
    Raymond James Restoration
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Piano Wire Sponsors

     ART Engineering
    Barnes Building & Remodeling
    Bartholomew & Company
    Dellbrook Construction
    Lamoureux Pagano & Associates
    Law Offices of Andrew J. Schultz
MCPHS University
    Mountain, Dearborn & Whiting
    NAI Glickman Kovago & Jacobs
    Northworks Properties
    Ruane Property Management
    TD Bank
    Worcester Business Development Corporation

Other Sponsors

     American Automobile Association
     Bisceglia, Steiman and Fudeman

     F.W. Madigan Company
     Hilton Garden Inn
     Stolberg, Ebbelinh & Blanchette, LLP
     Sullivan, Garrity & Donnelly Insurance
     Universal Environmental Consultants
     Webster Five


Join Us in Supporting the Saving of Stearns Tavern from the Wrecking Ball!


In partnership with the City of Worcester, Seven Hills Foundation, Nitsche Engineering, Lamoureux Pagano Architects, CD McGuire and others, we plan to move the historic Stearns Tavern to Coes Pond. Preservation Worcester committed to paying expenses (heat, water, electricity, snow removal, lawn care, fire monitoring ….) for the building for the next 7 months. Being a small grassroots organization, this commitment is a real stretch for us. We figure our expenses will be $25 per day. PLEASE HELP US SUPPORT THE PROJECT AND PAY FOR A DAY, A COUPLE OF DAYS A WEEK OR WHATEVER WORKS WITHIN YOUR BUDGET.

You can make a donation via PayPal below.


Preservation Worcester celebrates the 20th anniversary of our annual Most Endangered Structures List. The list has proven to be a highly successful tool for identifying and selecting local architectural gems that are threatened by demolition, neglect or inappropriate use. To highlight the effectiveness of the program, this year in addition to selecting 10 endangered structures, we also identified 20 successes. Go to our Most Endangered Structures tab to see our complete list of threatened properties as well as our commendations list. Also, please nominate threatened properties for our 2016 Most Endangered Structures List.

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Clock Tower Monument

This photograph was taken on October 9, 2015 and is the most recent photo we have that shows the progress in stonework being done on the Clock Tower.  We are excited as the work nears completion and will keep you posted as to when it is done.



About Us

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The mission of Preservation Worcester is to preserve for future generations the sites and structures which are significant to the culture, history, and architecture of the city and to encourage excellence in future design.

Preservation Worcester is a private, not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to the preservation of buildings, sites, and neighborhoods which represent the culture, history, and architecture of Worcester, Massachusetts.

Preservation Worcester believes that protecting the best of Worcester’s architectural heritage and promoting good design encourages community pride and identity.

To further its goals, Preservation Worcester works with neighborhood groups, developers, city departments, schools, and state and local historical commissions.


Restored Clock on Foster Street The Harrington Building  Walking Tour at Higgins House, WPI